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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.


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SisterServant   in reply to delanielo
Google to see if there are any local agencies that will help you. Also, contact churches to see if they will help with water and electricity.

And don't forget that God works miracles. If you pray, begin right now to thank him for all that you have, then tell him what you need. Do this EVERYDAY without fail, as many times as you can. He will answer your prayer. He has answered many of mine in my lifetime.

I have written a number of prayers for persons on this website. They come back and tell me that their prayers have been answered. You may find the prayers on my public page if you scroll down.
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Hello I am new to this page I need financial help really bad I live in orange Texas I am out of a job have been for 4 months I have no electricity are water my daughter is going to have her baby any day now and I need help getting my house ready for that please help me I have no food it's cold here please help
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mattty   in reply to dimples0624
hi there im mata in Samoa just wondering if you could help me please i need financial help right now so please if you could help me please i really really need your help
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littlelacie   in reply to ellajo
Hi, you are very welcome.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to dimples0624
Hi all we can do is give u information where u mite get help. Type need help with bills city state if u don't see it under city state put county state u will see a list of places that can help if they got the funds
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hi my name is Shelia Gilford I am on disability, out of work and I am moving and I need assistance getting money for my apartment. .
I am looing for assistance for a security deposit. I have no here to go after this month if I do not get security deposit for my new apartment, I will be homeless can you tell me where can I get assistance.
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ellajo   in reply to littlelacie
thank u very much. she is disabled and draws ssi. I know I would be caring for her....just wasn't sure where I could get help with that. but ur info was very helpful, thank u
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littlelacie   in reply to ellajo
hi, you wrote to a lady that has not been on here for over 3 years, so thought I'd answer you.You asked if you can get a bigger place so she can live with you. well that your decision if you want to move to a larger house, we do not know any resources that will help with that.Sometimes people can get paid for taking care of a family member,is your sister legally disabled? I mean does she get Social Security checks? If she does, then they check her income and her assets. if she gets and has enough money , she would have to pay you herself. If not they would pay someone to take care of her,like yourself or someone else. I am not sure about some of the details after that. I knew a lady that had someone that came in and helped 4 hours a day, they would talk to you about how many hours they would pay for,would not be a grant. but ask SS about any further questions.
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I am looking for help for my sister. She is disabled and is living in an assistant living home right now. She lived with a man that took care of her for 15 years, and he died. Now, it is up to the family. I want to take her in. She is able to live with someone, but not alone. I live in a very small home., my husband and I. But,how can we care for her? Can we get a bigger place so she can live with us? Can we get any grants for helping and providing for her.
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I'm a single mother of three kids,who has a problem. I called Dfcs and other resources for help.My house that I'm buying is in bad conditions. I need help getting into this place I found since September of 2014. I asked my church I attended and friends for help and they didn't . I started back working in 2014 and still working as a home health aide. Need help immediately and looking forward to talk to me.
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littlelacie   in reply to Glsmith
hi,Rose has not been back on this site for 4 years. We do not have the information you are needing, sorry.
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What is the phone number?

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woman in a shoe   in reply to Natasia James
Did u talk to the discount development
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Natasia James   in reply to woman in a shoe
i did they say t hey can only put it in the notes but its not up to them because i used my 2 payment plans already.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Natasia James
Call the light co and see if they can wait tell wed afternoon i have none this and they for me
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Natasia James   in reply to woman in a shoe
Yes thank you... i called nearly all of them. I have 1 place but thats wednesday. They will cut them off tomorrow.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Natasia James
Hi all we can do is give u information where u mite get help. Everyone need some kind of help. But type this and see if any of these places can help it will be a list of.places need help with bills put city state if u don't see it under city state but county state there will be a list of.places
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i'm needing financial help paying my light bill. My son is graduating high school and going into the navy but it seems like i dont want to disappoint him. It would not be best the lights are shut off while he's in high school. I lost my job because of health issues. I'm not able to work. They already sent me a disconnection notice and I've called so many places for help. I can't get a payment plan because i broke my plan twice. Can someone help! My bill is 330.86.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Eric123
Hi the person u posted to not been on here for some years now. All.we can do is give u.information where u.mite get help. I want u to type need help with bills city state if u don't see it under city state but county state u will see alot of places that can help with rent lights gas water. But there no resources that will help with anything to do with car insurance are anything to do with a car.
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littlelacie   in reply to Eric123
Hi, on internet type in needhelppayingbills,city,county,state, you will then see a list of places that may be able to help.
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